Psalms 35:13

“But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But as for me, when they were sicke, my clothing was sack-cloth: I humbled my soule with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine owne bosome.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I afflicted my soul with fasting; And my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But as for me, when they were ill I put on the clothing of sorrow: I went without food and was sad, and my prayer came back again to my heart.
- Basic English Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:
- Darby Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into my own bosom.
- Webster's Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my own bosom.
- World English Bible

And I -- in their sickness my clothing [is] sackcloth, I have humbled with fastings my soul, And my prayer unto my bosom returneth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth, I afflicted my soul with fasting; and my prayer, may it return into mine own bosom.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 35:13


35:13 Returned - Although my fastings and prayers did them no good.


Discussion for Psalms 35

  • Eddie m.
    Jesus,was talking about the enermy when Satan use other people's to do us harm and wrong us.
  • I AM
    NOW, O Israel let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and DO IT: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts. REPENT and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For his only begotten Son has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour.
  • A disciple
    "False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul." When after centuries of apostasy defiance and sin against the LORD the people asked for a king; God gave them the Announced Glad Tidings of His Anointed the Saviour of the world and their Glory above the Nations! But none of these things moved them to repentance.
  • Nancy
    Psalm 35 is a prayer of protection against the wicked ones. When you talk of ememy - remember that satan uses human beings to work. Witches and wizards are the human agents. Read what the bible said in Exdous 22:18. The enemies you have to forgive are the people you know that wrong you due to flesh.
  • Carol
    I pray this for me and my Children and grandchildren
  • A
    Mark Verrell -- yes He did say that but I'm certain this is about the enemy and his minions, not about other people we'd call our enemies. There is a major difference. We are called to fight the good fight of faith and be armoured up for battle against the enemy. There is no love for the darkness at all. Loving and forgiving our human enemies is what Jesus was talking about, not the enemy

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